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Rowan James – Easy For You To Say (Rowan James / Cambridge Junction / New Wolsey Theatre / Stopgap Dance)

By | Published on Friday 28 August 2015

Rowan James
Labels! Stick ’em on, rip ’em off, stick ’em on, rip ’em off. Poets and musicians Marv Radio and Rowan James deliver an odd hour that looks into the meaning of labels, and how they can have an impact on people’s ego and self esteem. The themes are explored fairly well, they make some interesting points, and the whole production was heartfelt and keenly performed. Yet all too often the sweet message was tainted by out of time delivery and poor lyricism. Some was very good, but the show is far too uneven to be recommended. I would have liked to hear more from Marv Radio, whose musical input was very strong, as that would have smoothed out a rather bumpy ride.

Zoo Southside, until 30 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Robert Stevens]